Thursday, June 3, 2004

Morning music comes to Lebanon

In the schools

LEBANON - Fifth-grade students in the Lebanon Schools who want to take band or orchestra will have to get to school early to do so.

Beginning next fall, fifth-grade band will be taught from 8:15 to 8:50 a.m. Students would attend two days, depending on the instrument played. There will be no charge, but parents would be responsible for getting their children to school

A fifth-/sixth-grade orchestra program also will begin in the fall, before school, at no charge to students. It will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, also 8:15-8:30 a.m. No transportation will be provided.

Lemon-Monroe's grade scale changed

MONROE - The grading scale for students at Lemon-Monroe High School will change next fall.

Under the new scale, 92-100 will be an A, scores of 83-91 a B and 74-82 will equal a C. Scores of 65-73 will be a D and anything below 65 will be an F.

A committee recommended the change after studying scales of several districts. The change would allow Monroe students to compete on a more even basis for college admissions, scholarships, jobs and in other areas where grade-point averages are used as criteria.

The number of students eligible for sports might also increase and it allows for a consistent range for each grade.

Lebanon golf outing benefits education

LEBANON - The third annual charity golf outing to benefit the Jewell Education Foundation will be held Aug. 8 at Holly Hills Golf Club, 4966 N. U.S. 42, Waynesville.

Tee time for the four-person, best-ball event is 1:30 p.m. with a 12:30 p.m. check-in. Cost is $100 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, refreshments and dinner.

Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, longest putt made and closest to the pin. The Jewell Education Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that benefits all schools and students in Warren County.

For more information, contact Sharon Jewell at (513) 897-5629,, or Travis Hatmaker, 937-290-9491,

Mason athletic physicals offered

MASON - Middletown Regional Hospital is teaming with the Mason Athletic Department to offer physicals for Mason Schools' athletes in grades 7-12.

Physicals will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 12 at the middle school arena, 770 S. Mason-Montgomery Road. The cost is $20, with proceeds going to the athletic department.

Forms for the physicals can be picked up in the high school athletic office. Information: 398-2513.

Ross Schools raise price of lunches

ROSS TWP. - Lunch prices for students in the Ross Local Schools are on their way up. The new prices will take effect in August.

Students in grades K-5 will pay $2; those in grades 6-12 will be charged $2.25-$2.90 per meal depending on its size.

Middletown Schools hire new treasurer

MIDDLETOWN - Lolita Schultz has been named interim treasurer for the Middletown Schools. She replaces Edmund Pokora, who left to become treasurer of the Butler Technology/Career Development Schools.

Schultz is a financial consultant for the Ohio Department of Education and will work part-time for Middletown, earning $50 per hour. She has worked 29 years as a school treasurer.

Sue Kiesewetter

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